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Advanced Pole Cameras for Remote Visual Inspections

If you’ve ever had to deal with a blocked drain, you know how frustrating it can be. You also know how difficult it can be to find the cause of the blockage. That’s where a pole manhole camera comes in.

This useful tool allows you to see inside the drain, so you can locate the blockage and get it cleared out quickly. A pole manhole camera is also great for preventative maintenance. By regularly inspecting drains, you can catch problems early and avoid major issues down the road.

Nevertheless, the traditional method of sending operators for a direct visual inspection of a manhole comes to a price. And for towns and cities, who need to inspect manholes frequently, cost-effective solutions need to be found.

With our RV-Max 360 manhole camera, you can perform a complete inspection of your manhole system, while requiring only one person to conduct the project..

costs and impact on traffic are greatly reduced

The telescopic carbon fiber pole inspection camera system allows a single unspecialized operator to inspect up to 80 manholes per day, thanks to a 30 feet long pole. Moreover, the comprehensive video data captured during the inspection can be offloaded to external analysts rather than being analyzed onsite by the camera operator, allowing maximum uptime in the field.

In addition to lessening the impact on traffic and improving coding quality by keeping the operator’s attention on the task at hand, using this manhole inspection system has the advantage of effectively lowering manhole inspection costs by increasing the number of inspected manholes per hour/day.

RinnoVision now provides remote coding of manhole inspection videos in accordance with the NASSCO standards, enabling contractors to receive payment from their clients more quickly and giving them a greater capacity without having to hire, train, and maintain a specific internal resource for this job.

We offer remote coding!

Get your videos professionally coded to NASSCO standards

About Rinnovision

RinnoVision is a Canadian company founded by underground infrastructure inspection professionals to meet specific needs in day-to-day operations. The reality of an increasingly competitive market sector, coupled with labour shortages, inspired RinnoVision to develop products that significantly improve the efficiency, time savings, safety and profitability of inspection operations.

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“With the acquisition of the RV-PRO 360, we have won all along the line. Ease of use and all the accessories suited for multiple uses. A clear, 360 degree image in a single shot. The inspection time has been reduced a lot and the analysis of the videos has become much easier due to the sharpness of the image.”

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Cédric Fougères, Ville de Montréal

We are satisfied with its performance. Among other things, the RV-PRO 360 kit allowed us to discover that an element everyone thought was an AP was in fact a technical void under an old silo. The space was much larger than an underground chamber and the images were of good quality without additional lighting. With the kit, the inspection of this technical space was possible without having to take confined space entry procedures.

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Gaétan Caron, GDI Géoradar Détection

Simple and easy to use. The RV-PRO 360 has been a great addition to our maintenance operations.

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Scott Tam, C.E.T., EP, City of Timmins

“Our company is happy to recommend the RinnoVision RV-PRO 360 as an excellent manhole inspection camera system.  We have utilized these cameras to speedily and efficiently perform inspections on thousands of manholes.  The quality of video along with the reliability and ease operation of these units have proven to be the favorite amongst our crews. The RV-PRO 360 is a great company asset that allows us to produce a high quality end product for our customers while remaining very competitive and productive.”

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Dave Gonyea, C3 Mainline Inspections Inc.

“I am blown away with RinnoVision. I get the best inspections now. I am in the business of manhole rehab and now I can have a clear picture of the before and after like never before.”

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Horacio Franco, H & R Plumbing and Drain Cleaning, Inc.

“The RV-PRO 360 has been a great tool to help us save valuable time and money on job sites while also significantly improving our operators’ efficiency.”

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Kevin Hastings, Video Inspection Specialists

“Metriplus is a supplier with whom we've been doing business for several years. Their flexibility, proactivity, availability and willingness to solve our problems are certainly strengths I can attribute to them.”

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Gustavo Costa Lages, Abb


1. What is a pole manhole inspection camera?

A pole manhole inspection camera is a device equipped with cutting-edge technology used to visually inspect the interior of manholes or underground structures. It consists of a camera mounted on the end of a telescopic pole, allowing operators to extend the camera into the manhole without physically entering it. By providing a swift and efficient inspection process, these wireless inspection cameras enhance productivity and reduce overall project expenses.

2. How does a pole manhole inspection camera work?

The pole manhole inspection camera is equipped with a camera at the end of the extendable pole. The camera captures images or videos of the manhole's interior, which are transmitted to a monitor or a handheld device for real-time viewing. The telescopic pole enables operators to adjust the camera's position and capture detailed visuals.

3. What are the advantages of using a pole manhole inspection camera?

Using a telescopic pole inspection camera offers several benefits. It eliminates the need for personnel to physically enter the manhole, reducing safety risks. The extendable pole allows for easy access to deep or hard-to-reach areas. The high-resolution camera provides clear visuals, helping to detect structural damage, blockages, or other issues in the manhole without disassembling it.

4. What types of problems can be detected with a pole manhole inspection camera?

A pole manhole inspection camera can detect various problems, including cracks, leaks, sediment buildup, debris, root intrusion, pipe misalignment, corrosion, or any other defects affecting the integrity or functionality of the manhole or its connecting pipes. Due to its distinct features, this cutting-edge device is a a cost-effective, convenient, and safe solution to all professional inspection needs.

5. Who uses pole manhole inspection cameras?

Pole manhole inspection cameras are commonly used by professionals in the field of infrastructure maintenance and inspection. Municipal authorities, utility companies, engineering firms, and sewer or sanitation departments utilize these cameras for routine distant inspections, maintenance, and troubleshooting of manholes. Contractors and construction companies involved in infrastructure projects also use them for accurate assessments and documentation purposes.

These telescopic inspection cameras are the perfect tools for tasks such as roof inspections, aerial photography, inventory checks, gutter inspection and cleaning, wildlife surveying, heavy equipment inspection, underground vaults and storage vessels inspection etc. By providing a swift and efficient inspection process, these cameras enhance productivity and reduce overall project expenses.